We’ve got good news for kids who can’t shake off their sweet tooth but want to avoid those dreaded cavities at all costs. Believe it or not, but a 13-year-old recently came up with a Lollipop that actually protects against cavities. Yes, you read that currently: it’s a candy that doesn’t cause cavities, but actually prevents them. In other words, this sounds like every parents’ dream come true.
If you want your kid to avoid cavities, all you need to do is give them a Zollipop. A clever teen by the name of Alina Morsehas invented a sugar-free lollipop that – get this – actuall cleans your teeth. They are made with erythritol and xylitol, two ingredients that reduce acidity in the mouth and can help protect against cavities.
What makes Alina’s story so fascinating is that she actually launched her company, Zolli Candy, when she was just 9 years old! Being the entrepreneur that she is, Alina also produces drops and taffy in several flavors.
And here’s the best part: all of Zolli Canddys are gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, dairy-free, organic and kosher, so you can eat them regardless of what your diet might be.
“I came up with the idea when I was 7 years old,” Morse told Fox 2 Detroit. “The bank teller offered me a lollipop and my dad told me I shouldn’t have candy because sugar is terrible for your teeth, so I asked him why can’t we make healthy lollipop that’s good for my teeth so that I could have candy and it wouldn’t be bad for me.”
In case you were wondering, all of Zolli Candy’s products are available on Amazon. The company also has pop-up displays at Kroger, Walmart, and Whole Foods locations. The Zollipops even became the best-selling sugar-free candy on Amazon. And get this: retail sales are projected to be well over $5 million dollars by the end of this year.
When asked if she feels like she’s a successful entrepreneur, Alina said that she’s really no different than any of her peers. In other words, she’s just your typical 13-year-old who just happens to have a successful business and brand. Oh, and she’s worth $5 million dollars. But at the same time, she still likes to watch television, play games, and of course, hang out with her friends. If that weren’t enough, she’s also very humble about everything, too!
“Sometimes my friends will tell me they saw me on television, but other than that, I’m just like everyone else,” she told Entrepreneur. “That’s how I want to be.”